Recognising and preventing delirium
A quick guide for care home managers
Published: July 2017
This quick guide from NICE and SCIE will help care home managers and their staff to recognise the symptoms of delirium and to understand what they can do to prevent it. The guide will also be useful for staff training.
The guide covers:
- Risk factors for delirium
- Recognising delirium
- Preventing delirium
- Sharing information with the person and their family
Quick guides, developed jointly by NICE and SCIE, are based on NICE guidelines and quality standards. They cover key points on social care topics that are relevant to specific audiences. This new format has been developed in response to feedback from the social care sector who report that they prefer information about improving services to be easily accessible, concise and visually appealing. The guides are available online and also as PDFs.
Interactive web resource
Visit the fully interactive web resource at Recognising and preventing delirium.